Steven Fitzsimmons

#9 Steven Fitzsimmons

Pos. OF
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 185
Yr. So.
Hometown Golden Valley, Minn.
High School (Prev. School) Robbinsdale Cooper

2021 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
2020 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
2019 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team

2020: Played in 13 games and made 12 starts during the COVID-19 shortened season… Had five hits including one triple and scored two runs while drawing five walks and being hit by a pitch twice… Had two multi-hit games – Feb. 22 at No. 3 Louisville and March 8 at Georgia Southern… The March 8 game at Georgia Southern included his lone triple of the season and the fourth of his career… Was featured in the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight on March 4.

2019: Had a breakout junior season, playing in 49 of the team’s 50 games and making 45 starts after playing in just 16 games and making three starts as a sophomore… Went from a career .195 hitter with one double over his first two seasons to batting .268 with nine doubles… Finished fourth on the team in batting average and RBIs while tying for second on the team with nine doubles… Went 4-for-4 in Game 2 of a doubleheader on March 23 vs. Butler, helping his team to a 5-2 victory. Accounted for four of the team’s nine hits while enjoying a career day at the dish… Enjoyed a 3-for-3 day and drove in Valpo’s lone run of the game on April 5 vs. Illinois State… Belted his first career home run in an 8-0 win over SIUE on April 19 in Edwardsville… Batted .429 over a three-game sweep of Southern Illinois from May 10-12 to lead the team… Collected three hits and drove in two in a 4-3 win over Chicago State on May 14.

2018: Played in 16 games and made three starts as a sophomore… Notched a base hit in his only at-bat of the second game of a doubleheader at LMU on March 11, also registering his lone RBI of the year in that contest… Two of his three starts came against Big Ten competition – at Michigan State and at No. 25 Illinois… Valpo was victorious all three times he was in the starting lineup.

2017: Played in 28 games and made 14 starts during his freshman year at Valpo...Had a hit, walk and run scored in his collegiate debut on Feb. 17 at Western Kentucky... Started the first 13 games of the season... Had his first career triple on Feb. 19 at Western Kentucky... Enjoyed his lone multi-hit game of the year on Feb. 24 at UAB by going 2-for-3.

Prep: Three-year letter winner at Robbinsdale Cooper… Team captain as a junior and senior… Voted overall team MVP and defensive MVP as a senior in 2016… Named 2016 Metro West All-Conference, academic all-conference and second-team All-USA Today in Minnesota… Selected to Minnesota High School All-Star Game… Member of National Honor Society and graduated with high honors…. Played two years of travel ball for Twin Cities Baseball Academy in 2015-16… Named all-tournament team in five Perfect Game tournaments…. Ranked No. 1 outfielder and No. 15 overall prospect in Minnesota by Perfect Game… Ranked No. 16 overall prospect in Minnesota by Prep Baseball Report.

Personal: Son of James and Deborah Fitzsimmons… Enjoys fishing, stock trading and watching college basketball… Middle name is Geronimo… Is a triplet (brother Drew and sister Sofie, also has a younger brother Willie)… Favorite food is Chipotle Burrito… Favorite movie is Wolf of Wall Street… Favorite professional baseball team is the Minnesota Twins… Favorite MLB player is Max Kepler... Favorite musician is G Herbo… Born on June 1, 1998… Majoring in political science.